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Breathtaking images snapped on iPhone



Apple’s iPhone has long been known for offering a great camera. These flagship smartphones are capable of some incredible photography, so much so that many modern photographers often ditch their DSLR cameras in favour of the ultra-portable iPhone. 

The results are often spectacular too. To honour the efforts, the iPhone Photography Awards were born in 2007 and have been choosing award-winning photos every year since. Apple also encouraged iPhone photographers to share their best works for the Shot on iPhone Challenge.

As you can imagine, the images submitted to both these competitions are nothing short of fantastic. We’ve combed through them to bring you a collection of our favourite photos taken over the last few years. Incredible images you won’t believe were shot on a smartphone.

If you feel like you’ve got what it takes, you too could submit your photos to the iPhone Photography Awards to see if you can win an award in one of the 16 categories. The registration page of the IPPA 2021 is already open and the deadline is 31 March 2021. 

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Free from the past

This beautiful shot was taken in Varanasi, India on an iPhone X by Kristian Cruz from the United States.

We love the colours, the detail and everything that’s happening in the image. We aren’t surprised at all that it won first place in the travel category for the iPhone Photography Awards 2020.  

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Beach Chair

Taken on Westhampton Beach, New York with an iPhone 6, this picture of a beach chair is one of our favourites from the 2020 winners of the iPhone Photography Awards. 

The atmospheric image was taken by Danielle Moir from the United States and it won first place in the other category.

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Flying Boys

This fabulous image taken by Dimpy Bhalotia from the United Kingdom in Banaras, India won her the grand prize for Photographer of the Year in the iPhone Photography Awards 2020.

Bhalotia said: “I see the world in monochrome and I find art in the extraordinary details of the seemingly ordinary life on streets. I believe the universe is a piece of art and so is every soul and street.”

This image was taken on an iPhone X. 

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Beauty in everyday

Winning second place in the abstract category of the iPhone Photography Awards 2020 is this beautifully symmetrical shot taken in Irvine, California.

Beauty in everyday was taken on an iPhone 8 Plus by Veronica Yoo from the United States.

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Waterfall

Winner of the first place in the nature category of the iPhone Photography Awards 2020 is this beautiful picture of a waterfall.

The picture was taken on an iPhone 7 Plus by Lisi Li from China.

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No walls

Winner of the first place for photographer of the year in the iPhone Photography Awards 2020, this image shows an annoyingly unfinished but brilliant painted wall.

Taken by Artyom Baryshau from Russia in India, the image titled No walls was taken on an iPhone 6.  

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Immersion

Now this is what we call a panoramic shot. What a beautiful photo of Meteora, Greece.

Taken by Garrine Tsang from Canada on an iPhone XS, this image titled Immersion won thord place in the panaroma category of the iPjhoen Photography Awards 2020.

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Kea at Mount Luxmore

Avishai Futerman from Isreal took this beautiful image in Fiordland National Park, New Zealand on an iPhone XR.

The image won second place in the nature category of the iPhone Photography Awards 2020.

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Duomo Di Milano

Shot on an iPhone X, this image of the magnificent Duomo Di Milano cathedral in Milan, Italy won first place in the architecture category of the iPhone Photography Awards 2020.

It was taken by Haiyin Lin from China.

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Flamingos

We absolutely love this image of two beautiful pink flamingos shot on an iPhone 6S. The dark green leaves and lovely mirrored water make the animals really pop.

Winning second place in the animals category for the iPhone Photography Awards 2020, Flamingos was taken by Ji Li from China.

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Cotton Candy

This image of a child sitting on a bench with cotton candy in front of their face brings a smile to ours.  

Taken in Vorontsovsky Park, Moscow by Ekaterina Varzar from the United States on an iPhone 6, Cotton Candy won first place in the children category of the iPhone Photography Awards 2020. 

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Marble Canyon

This stunning image of the Marble Canyon in Arizona was taken by Kaiwen Jiang from China and it won first place in the landscape category of the iPhone Photography Awards 2020.

Jiang took the image on one XS Max.

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Nightfall at the Dolomites

There’s nothing quite like a sunset and this photo has so much beauty to admire. Taken by Leo Chan from Hong Kong on an iPhone 11 Pro, Nightfall at the Dolomites was captured in Auronzo di Cadore, Italy.

This stunning shot won first place in the sunset category of the iPhone Photography Awards 2020. 

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The Cloud

This appropriately named, perfectly framed image was taken by Dominic Dähncke from Spain in Tenerife, Canary Islands. 

The Cloud won third place in the landscape category of the iPhone Photography Awards 2020. It was taken on an iPhone 8 Plus.

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Dreams in the basket

A small baby takes a casual and relaxing nap in the middle of a field in China. In the background, workers can be seen busying themselves with the daily grind. We only hope this child’s parents are nearby.

An incredible photo of life shot on an iPhone 5S. This image was chosen as the second place winner in the iPhone Photography Awards lifestyle category in 2018

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Jasper the Raptor

From the 2019 winners of the iPhone Photography Awards (children’s category) comes this image snapped using an iPhone XS. A simple photo of a small boy in a raptor mask appears to show a dinosaur child in the shadow. 

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The wonky one

Sometimes great photos are just a matter of perspective. Other times, they’re just fantastic snaps of weird and wonderful locations.

This shot was captured by Cocu Liu in the wonderfully sloping streets of San Fransisco. The building isn’t actually wonky, it’s the camera that is. 

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I want to play

Just a simple photo of boys doing what boys do best – getting muddy and having a great time. This image was shot on an iPhone 7 Plus in Yangon, Myanmar and was given third place for Photographer of the Year 2018 in the iPhone Photography Awards.

“A young boy who lost his leg was watching his friends play soccer, and he said he wanted to play soccer if he could.”

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The one with the long neck

This incredibly moody, atmospheric and perfectly timed photo was snapped by Shuo Li using an iPhone 7 Plus. 

This image was selected for the third place in the animal’s category in  iPhone Photography Awards 2017

“It was taken in Maasai Mara National Reserve, on October 6, 2016. It was the last safari that day, my friend and I were leaving Maasai Mara. The sky was pure blue with beautiful clouds, I noticed a giraffe was eating Kigelia Africana leaves. We drove our SUV around the giraffe, and then I found the best angle to took this photo.”

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Lilly pad lake

A beautiful view of nature shot on an iPhone 6S. A lone tree stands in the centre of the frame surrounded by still waters and masses of Lilly pads. 

“I took this photo in late June of 2016 while in Sigtuna, Sweden. I used my old iPhone 6s (native camera) then did some light post-processing with Snapseed, Photoshop Fix, and VSCO. This photo didn’t need too much editing at all unlike some of my others – nature did most of the work here. This was the best shot out of maybe a dozen or so captures.”

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A virtual view of another planet?

We’ll be honest, we’re not sure we know what’s going on with this photo, but we love it. A man in almost full astronaut gear sits near a biodome wearing what appears to be an Oculus VR headset. Perhaps he’s experiencing a virtual view of outer space and trying to make it as convincing as possible. 

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A smattering of foxes

The  iPhone Photography Awards 2016’s winning photograph from the animal category shows a smattering of foxes gathering around the photographer. The angle of the image almost makes it look like the snapper was stuck up a tree. 

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What’s going on through here?

Bruno Militelli snapped this brilliant photo of his dog on his iPhone. We love a hilarious dog photo and this one is great too. We wonder what was so interesting. 

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One cool cat

This guy, what a dude. We’re impressed that this snapper managed to get their cat to sit still for long enough to take a photo. Nevermind doing so while wearing accessories. 

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Someone is going to need a bath

The joys of parenthood and childhood summed up in one wonderfully messy photo. A small child caught on iPhone in the midst of tumbling into a mass of mud and madness. 

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A floral close up

This brilliant close up view of some poppies won Lone Bjørn the first place award in the  iPhone Photography Awards flowers category in 2016.

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Chained to the water

Xia Zhenkai captured this image in China using an iPhone. The photo then went on to win the first place prize in the iPhone Photography Awards people category in 2016

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Colourful flats

This image by Alex Jiang was snapped on an Apple iPhone XS Max and selected as one of the winners of the shot on iPhone challenge.

Snapped in Hong Kong, Alex Jiang tweaked the colours slightly using the iOS Photos App and Snapseed, but otherwise chose the perfect location for a brilliantly posed photograph.

One of the judges, Chen Man said: “This is a photo filled with lovely colour and sense of story in the composition. Zooming in, you can see the details of each family and their unique touch. The basketball hoop is placed right in the middle of the photo, adding more stories behind the image.”

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She bends with the wind

This incredible photograph by Robin Robertis was snapped and submitted to the IPP Awards in 2016. The judges were so impressed they chose him as second place winner for the Photographer of the Year category.  

“I was on an iPhone workshop and reunion with a friend and teacher in Cape Cod. We all went out to photograph the perfect sunset. I tend to bring a few things when I travel, one being this wonderful red umbrella. When others shoot the sunsets and beautiful scenery, I like to photograph some human aspects in these scenes.”

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Golden fields

This stunning snap of rolling golden fields was captured by Robert Glaser from Germany using his Apple iPhone 7. It was chosen as one of the winners of the Shot on iPhone challenge and judge Kaiann Drance said: “Gorgeous dynamic range. There’s detail throughout the photo in the meadow, trees, and clouds. Beautiful deep sky and pleasing colour overall.”

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Dock worker

Brendan O Se snapped this close up pic of a dock worker’s dirty hands on an iPhone 6s in 2016. In 2017, the image was submitted to the IPPAwards and selected as the first place winner – seeing him crowned Photographer of the Year

“I shot this photo on an early morning photo walk around the docks in Jakarta in April 2016. These were the hands of a dock worker who was taking a break. I was struck by the texture created by the accumulated dirt on his hands.”

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San Juan National Forest

LieAdi Darmawan captured this photo using an iPhone Xs and submitted it to the Shot iPhone challenge only to be chosen as one of the winners. 

He explained how it came about:

“This picture was taken from my last backpacking trip in Colorado’s San Juan National Forest. On my second evening of backpacking in the Colorado wilderness, I decided to hike up to the ridge right next to the Ulysses S. Grant Peak for a sunset shot (right after a nap that is). The Ulysses S. Grant Peak itself stands at about 13,767 ft, so I was just a few feet below that! I wasn’t sure what to expect as the temperature started to drop and the sun light started to fade. I was the only one left up there, where a few others had long descended down and left. Boy, was I glad to stay there long enough to witness the clouds and jagged peaks started to light on fire during the golden hour—it was such a spiritual experience! Descending down in the dark, equipped only by a headlamp, was not an easy task. I fell down a couple of times trudging through steep sandy terrain. I even missed my campsite by a few hundred yards. But looking back, it was all worthwhile.” 

The judges of the competition were certainly impressed too and there’s no denying it’s an incredible view. 

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The performer

The second place award-winner of the Photographer of the Year category in the  iPhone Photography Awards 2017 came from Singapore with this image captured using an Apple iPhone 6 Plus. A street performer is seen taking a brief respite from performing:

“Chines traditional street opera is part of the Chinese culture. Unfortunately, the young generation in Singapore is no longer interested. Hence the street opera is fast disappearing.  Instead of shooting their performance, I decided to go the back of the stage to capture the performers’ preparation activity. I spotted this experience performer who is taking a short rest and was waiting for his turn to perform. I was attracted by the lighting of the old plastic curtain, electric fan, and the overall calm atmosphere.”

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A moody view of Utah

This image by Bernard Antolin was captured on Apple iPhone Xs Max and shows a wonderfully moody view of Utah. This photographer’s images are always black and white and often stunning, we’d recommend having a look at their Instagram feed. 

The judges of the shot on iPhone challenge were certainly taken by the image. Kaiann Drance said: “Looks like a simple scene but a good choice of using black and white to elevate it with a different mood. Helps to bring out the dramatic contrast in the clouds and the surrounding landscape.”

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Eye to eye

Huapeng Zhao snapped this image in the YanTai ShanDong province, China using their iPhone 6. A small boy is seen holding a tiny fish to his eye. The black and white finish of this image adds a moody ambience that we love. The judges did too as this photo was selected as the second place winner for Photographer of the Year 2018 in the  iPhone Photography Awards. 

“I met this boy while walking at the seaside. When I was trying to take a picture of him, he put the fish he caught in front of his eye.”

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Inspired by Green Book

Art director and iPhone photographer, Andrew Griswold took this photo on his iPhone XS saying he was inspired by 2018 film Green Book starring Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali. The image was selected as one of the winners of the Shot on iPhone challenge and just Sebastien Marineau-Mes commented:

“Very unique composition and colour palette, playing to the strengths of iPhone XS. What I find most interesting is the background pattern, uniquely magnified and distorted in every one of the water droplets. I’m drawn to studying and trying to elucidate what that pattern is.”

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A cheeky fox

In 2014, Michael O’Neal took this brilliant photo of a rather cheeky looking fox out in the snowy ridden landscape of San Francisco. The image was chosen as the first place winner in the animal category of the iPhone Photography Awards. It’s easy to see why as it’s fantastic.  

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A child in the wild

Another winner of the Shot on iPhone challenge shows Elizabeth Scarrott’s daughter surrounded by the beauty of nature. Taken in Yosemite National Park and captured on iPhone 8 Plus, this image is brilliantly posed and we love the curious look etched on the child’s face. 

Judge Brooks Kraft commented: “A portrait that captures the wonderment of childhood in a beautiful setting. Great composition that shows both the personality of the child and the experience in the surroundings.”

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A family day out

From the coast of South Africa comes this fantastic family photo of a man and his two children wading through the waters. A brilliant image of family life Shot on an iPhone. 

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Perspective flip

iPhone photographer, Dina Alfasi from Israel captured this weirdly wonderful shot using an iPhone X. A brilliant flip of perspective that makes our head hurt but looks magnificent. 

Shot on iPhone challenge judge Brooks Kraft said: “A unique perspective and a new take on the popular subject of shooting reflections. I like that the subject is evident, but you are not really sure how the photo was taken. The puddle is the shape of a heart, with nice symmetry of the subject. The depth of field that iPhone has in regular mode made this image possible, a DSLR would have had a difficult time keeping everything in focus.”

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A tasty meal

We all love a great snap of a tasty meal. Foodies aren’t the only ones who snap a good meal photo and post it on Instagram. Sofija Strindlund captured this photo and submitted it to IPPAAWARDS where it was selected for third place in the food category in 2014.

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A colourful view of our world

A glance at Nikita Yarosh’s Instagram profile and you’ll quickly get a sense for this photographer’s style. He snaps some brilliantly colourful and eye-catching images from astounding angles. The results are often impressive and striking too. This particular image was selected as a winner by the judges of the shot on iPhone challenge. 

Judge, Luísa Dörr says “I like the simplicity of this image, the composition, light, details, everything looks good. Then you see one small line that looks wrong and makes me think what happened, where is this place, who was there. For me a good image is not only one that is strong or beautiful, but makes you think about it — and keep thinking.”

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Birds in flight

A simple, yet wonderful shot of nature at its finest as birds are captured taking flight with the use of an iPhone. Some filters may have been applied, but there’s no denying the results are incredible. 

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The architect fan

Darren Soh is an architectural photographer with an eye for stunning buildings and interesting man-made structures. This photo shows the reflection of a housing block from Singapore that particularly appealed. Posting this image to Instagram, he said:

“Completed in 1984, the HBD public housing estate of Potong Pasir (Singapore) has several blocks with a distinct #skislope roof that have become iconic and synonymous with the town. Here is a #reflection of one of the blocks on the Basketball court of the community club that had just been washed. The bird as always, is a bonus.”

This image was also chosen as one of the winners of the Shot on iPhone challenge, with Phil Schiller saying: “A reflection that looks like a painting, two worlds have collided. You are compelled to think about where and how this photo was taken, the bird flying in the corner provides the single sign of life in an otherwise surreal composition.”

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A bad day

Someone’s having a bad day. This brilliantly posed image shows a man being led away by the police with a foreboding atmosphere as bystanders look on. This photo by Gerard Collett was selected as the first place winner in 2014 for the news and events category. 

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A cheeky chappy

Blake Marvin snapped this image using is iPhone XS Max and submitted it to the shot on iPhone challenge, only to be chosen as one of the winners by the judges. 

Phil Schiller said: “The stolen glance between this racoon/thief and photographer is priceless, we can imagine that it is saying ‘if you back away slowly no one has to get hurt.’ A nice use of black and white, the focus on the racoon and the inside of the hollow log provides an organic movement frozen in time.”

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The young and the weary

A fantastic photo taken by Athena Tan that brilliant captures youth and the wisdom of age in one image. This brilliant snap was also captured on iPhone and made an incredible submission to the iPhone Photography Awards iPhone Photography Awards people category in 2014

 

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Come across

Shot on an iPhone X at the Burning Man festival, Chinese iPhone owner Peng Hao, look the photo during a sand storm. “I took this photo in the desert in Nevada, USA, at the Burning Man festival. I stood on a bridge and saw two people lost in a sand storm, but after a while, something very special came along, a huge silver ball.”

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Another world

This sort of photo demonstrates just how brilliantly flexible smartphone cameras can be. They’re not just great at taking selfies and snaps of your lunch, they can also be used for landscape photographs, still life imagery and much more besides. 

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Big Sister

The 2019 Grand Prize Winner of the iPhone Photography Awards was Gabriella Cigliano from Italy with her picture ‘Big Sister’. Shot in Zanzibar, Tanzania on an iPhone X. Capturing that perfect moment can happen at any time, according to Cigliano, who snapped the winning shot while in Tanzania for a month teaching. “Before heading back to Italy we stopped in Zanzibar, where this photo was taken. I still wonder how could I capture that exact moment in all its beauty. I was just observing, a few meters from them, but they were probably more curious about me than I was about them, and that’s probably why the girl was looking at me. We couldn’t talk much, except for a few words in Swahili I had learned in the previous weeks, but those kids could definitely talk with their eyes. It was one of the most beautiful things I’ve seen in my life, and I’ll keep it in my memories forever. The best part was showing them and their mums the photos, for some it was the first time they were seeing their faces, and their excitement was unexplainable, unfortunately my iPhone was in their hands and I couldn’t capture that!”

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A piercing gaze

They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Sometimes, that beauty is just in their eyes. This magnificent shot shows that iPhone photographs have been incredible for years. This image by Kim Hanskamp was taken way back in 2013 and selected as the winner in the  iPhone Photography Awards people category. 

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Sorry, no movie today

According to Yuliya Ibraeva who took “Sorry, no movie today” it was a hot summer day in Rome, Italy, even the asphalt was melting when he look this phone on his iPhone 7 Plus. “We decided to escape from the city centre to see the ancient trees of the Borghese Gardens and watch an Italian movie, but when we arrived the pouring rain began. We didn’t see the film, but I took wonderful pictures. It was great travel moment I’ll never want to forget.

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Shadows and sunlight

Tomas Stankiewicz captured this breath-taking image of an empty and peaceful street using just his iPhone. Wonderful shadows and beams of light can be seen stretching forth across the paved surface ahead. 

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Sea Stripes

Sea Stripes was taken in Santa Rita Beach, Portugal where the striped beach tents are very typical and set the tone of the well organized and summery little villages. Playing along with this beachy mood, a bather in the distance embodies the spirit in a striped shirt. Amazingly shot on iPhone SE showing you don’t need Apple’s latest iPhone to do well, it was taken by Diogo Lage.  

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Wild stallion

On a wide open country road, you’ll often see animals crossing and trying to get to safety. You won’t often see a horse darting across your path though. This iPhone photographer has managed to snap just that, as what appears to be a wild stallion dashes across the road ahead. This image was chosen as the first place winner in the iPhone Photography Awards animal’s category in 2013

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A snowy night in Moscow

This image was snapped in Russia by Konstantin Chalabov and shows a dramatic night time shot of the cold and foreboding, yet entirely beautiful landscape. The photo was selected as one of the winners of Apple’s Night mode photo challenge and it’s easy to see why. 

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Collapcity

A wonderful piece of abstract photography that shows what looks, at first glance, to be a weirdly wonderful painting of an urban landscape. These are real buildings from Poland though and a genuine photo snapped on an iPhone

“This photo is a facade of one of the most recognizable buildings in Pozna, the former Polonez Hotel (closed, and re-opened as
a student dormitory centre). Considered very modern and luxurious in the 80’s it has fallen in disrepair in the 2000’s.”

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Classic Lofoten views

Another brilliant night time shot, this time showing off the beauty of the Lofoten islands in Norway. This photograph by Rustam Shagimordanov highlights a wonderfully captivating view of the islands with small red houses backdropped by magnificent rockface. 

Kaiann Drance commented on this image saying: “A captivating shot of a winter village by the sea, which must feel cold, yet looks warm with the glow against the rocks and lights inside the red cabins, inviting a story about the people inside.”

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Jameh Mosque of Isfahan

A wonderfully framed view of a Mosque which shows an amazing reflection of the view ahead. This image was shot on an iPhone 7 and won second place in the iPhone Photography Awards’ architecture category in 2018

“This one of the oldest mosques in Iran and is the result of continual construction, reconstruction, additions and renovations on the site from around 771 C.E. to the end of the 20th century.”

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Night markets in Beijing

Yu “Eric” Zhang used their iPhone to capture this awesome shot of Beijing, China amidst the hustle and bustle of night time markets. The snap does a good job of highlighting the difference between shadows and the light. Even picking up bright orange trainers of a bystander. 

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Air

A well-timed photo demonstrates that the newer iPhones are capable of some impressive action shots. A small boy catches some air at a skate park as his friend looks on. This photo was shot on an iPhone X at a skate park in Haifa, Israel. It was awarded second place in the children category in the iPhone Photography Awards 2018

“Part of a series taken at Skate park. I was captivated by these young children, who spend hours, training continuously to improve and achieve greater things.”

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A colourful light show

This image is from the entries into the 13th annual iPhone Photography Award awards and seems to show an endless number of lights springing inexplicably out of the ground at night. A fabulous shot.

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The Kerid

This iPhone X photograph shows a brilliant view of the landscapes of Iceland. From this angle, the photographer Naian Feng has managed to capture a shot of a frozen volcano. The dormant volcano known as Kerid is now just a crater that’s home to a volcanic lake.

In the heart of winter, the surface of the lake freezes and plays host to tourists, though from up here it looks like the people below are enjoying a spot of ice skating. 

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Sky scaffolding

Sari Sutton snapped this image on their iPhone X in Busan, South Korea and the judges chose it as one of the winners for the IPPAWARDS in 2019. A simple image of a building painted with sky blue colours and adorned with fluffy white clouds. 





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Apple iPhone 11, Pro and Pro Max Launched: Price, Specifications, and Features


Apple (AAPL) has again updated its flagship smartphone, the iPhone with its latest model, the iPhone 11. The latest variants were announced at a special Apple event on September 10th in Cupertino, California.

The new variants include the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max.

There are a number of changes to the latest iPhone model, according to Apple. It features a new anodized aluminum finish, more color options, dual-camera setup, all-day battery life and the fastest chip ever in a smartphone.

iPhone 11 Pro

The new iPhone 11 also boasts of its ability to shoot and edit high-quality videos. Editing videos are as easy as editing pictures. Users will now have the ability to record and edit 4K videos at 60fps on all the cameras.

One noteworthy feature mentioned by Apple is the option to zoom in with the audio. When making a video and you zoom the video, the audio will match. We really can’t wait to get our hands on the iPhone 11 to experience this cool new feature.

iPhone 11 Pricing and Release date

Apple plans to start accepting pre-orders on September 13 at 5 am P.D.T and will commence shipping on September 20th.

They are currently promoting trade-ins of older models for a lower cost.

Apple will pre-order the iPhone 11 at $16.62 per month or $399 on an iPhone 8 Plus trade-in. The iPhone 11 Pro will go for $24.95 monthly or $599 with eligible trade while the iPhone Pro Max will go for $29 per month or $699 with iPhone X trade-in.

The development team has placed a refreshing spin on the iPhone for 2019. The new craze seems to be all about the camera. The iPhone 11, Pro and Pro Max will be available in retail for $699, $999 and $1099, respectively.

Now your iPhone is available in six vibrant colors; Product Red, black, yellow, white, purple, and green. Unfortunately, the Pro duo will only be available in four dull colors; gold, midnight green, space gray and silver.

Apple iPhone 11 Specifications and Features

All the features we mentioned earlier are listed on Apple’s website. Hopefully, they will be just as awesome with a hands-on of the phones.

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iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 IMG: C/Net

Apple equipped the iPhone 11 with a 6.1-inch Liquid Retina display with a 1792 x 828-pixel resolution. The large screen display also retains the notch from the previous models and still has its large bezel.

iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max, on the other hand, features a Super Retina XDR display with HDR 10 support. There are two screen sizes; a 5.8-inch and a 6.5-inch, respectively.

The iPhone 11 trio series is powered by Apple’s latest A13 Bionic chip. The new processor is touted as its fastest processor ever and will be the fastest in a phone. There are three storage options; 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB.

There are no details of the iPhone 11 memory listed on the Apple website up to publishing; however, benchmark claims 4GB of RAM while other sources cited 6GB.

Longer Battery Life

In terms of battery life, Apple brags of improved battery life with the iPhone 11. There are claims of a one-hour-longer battery life than the iPhone XS.

Apple didn’t release any talk time stats, probably because phones are more used for filming and streaming than talking nowadays. Hence, the reason why they estimated battery life based on playing streaming video. 

Estimated Battery Life with video playback

  • iPhone XR – 16 hours
  • iPhone 11 – 17 hours
  • iPhone 11 Pro – 18 hours
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max – 19 hours

Apple iPhone 11 Camera Specs

Apple iPhone 11 dual-camera setup and color options

The iPhone 11 features a dual-camera setup while the iPhone Pro and Pro Max get a triple camera setup. The dual-camera setup includes two 12-megapixel ultra-wide and wide lens.

Apple has made it easy for users to switch between wide and ultra-wide angles when capturing objects far away. There’s also a slew of features that accompanies the new cameras.

  • QuickTake: A new video feature that makes it easier to film videos by long-pressing the camera button.
  • Night Mode: The camera has a new night mode that activates automatically to lighten photos in low light conditions and reduce noise.
  • Next-generation Smart HDR for photos
  • Advanced red-eye correction
  • Image formats captured: HEIF and JPEG.

There is a 12-megapixel wide-angle camera on the front. It is capable of recording 4K videos at 60fps, slow-mo videos and will support selfies in landscape mode.

iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max Camera Specs

Apple iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max Triple camera setup

Similar to the non-Pro iPhone 11, they both get a 12-megapixel selfie camera. The camera also features a wide-angle lens and capable of capture selfies in landscape mode.

Apple added a rectangular camera bump with a triangle array of lenses. The iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max get a wide, ultra-wide and telephoto lens.

The ultra-wide has an f/2.4 aperture with a 120-degree field of view. As Apple’s first triple camera system its meant to compete with rivals who have already leaped to a four-camera system.





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Best iPhone SD Card Readers and Android SD Card Reader


COASD SD Card Reader for Android OTG

To sum it up, it is cheap, fast and easy to use, it works as it is expected and quite reliably. It isn’t perfect but certainly one of the best amongst the best in terms of data transfer. We stuck a micro SD card in the slot, connected it to a Samsung note 4 – Android, the menu popped up automatically, we clicked on a folder, then clicked on a video and it just played. Took like 15 seconds.


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iPhone 11 Design, Size, Leaks, Apple’s 2019 Flagship Phone


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New Video Show Apple 11 Design

Apple is expected to launch a new range of flagship iPhones in September. There have been many rumours and mock-up designs but things have got a little bit more real thanks to a video that appears to show the rumored iPhone 11 design along with the iPhone 11 Max and iPhone 11 R range.

In this video from Mobile Fun, you can see what appear to be real-life dummy units of the three phones which have been acquired from a Chinese source testing cases for the upcoming range of Olixar iPhone 11 cases. This source claims the iPhone 11 design mockups are correct in terms of physical size, port orientation and screen size.

Apple is likely to do final refinements and you can bet that they have kept the final small details secret and away from view so things are likely to change slightly. However, the overall iPhone 11 design is unlikely to change dramatically so close to release date. These leaked designs fall in line with a number of previous rumours which point to a largely similar design with the only major change being a bigger camera block on the rear of the new iPhones.

The iPhone 11 will almost certainly pack an A13 CPU but exactly how capable or fast that processor will be, no one quite knows. You can (should) expect a healthy boost over the A12 of the iPhone XS. Given that the A12 remains one of the most capable mobile chips on the market, we’re expecting the iPhone 11 to absolutely fly. Rumours have it that the iPhone will pack 4GB of RAM, just like the iPhone XS. We just hope the can up that to 8GB RAM and help justify the likely extortionate price they will be asking for any of these headsets.

 

Size

According to Mobile Fun, the screen sizes and dimensions of the new iPhones are exactly the same as the current iPhone X, XS and XR series of handsets.

– The iPhone 11 will have a 5.8-inch display and measure 143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7mm, with the addition of an additional rear camera, making a total of three cameras.
– The iPhone 11 Max is set to be the largest of the three, with a 6.5-inch screen and 157.5 x 77.4 x 7.7mm size and it is also expected to get a third rear camera
– The iPhone 11R would sit in between its siblings in terms of size, with a 6.1-inch display and dimensions of 150.9 x 75.7 x 8.3mm. It is also expected to get an additional rear camera, going from the single rear camera on the iPhone XR to a dual-camera setup on the new iPhone.

But treat this with a pinch of salt as these are still rumours and things could well turn out to be different as Apple is yet to reveal any details on new devices, and we’re still over two months away from any potential launch. Plenty of time for surprises, new designs and new leaks.

We can’t wait to see how to fairs against the recently released Samsung Galaxy S10+ and Hauwei P30 Pro, both being quite impressive headsets with a huge range of features that will make it hard for Apple to compete against.



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Has Apple Shot Itself in the Foot in This Crucial Smartphone Market? | Smart Home – Smart Gadgets


The smartphone giant’s gains in India last quarter may soon be wiped out.

The global smartphone market has taken a beating over the past couple of months. The novel coronavirus outbreak has forced people into their homes and brought most economic activity to a halt. Counterpoint Research estimates that global smartphone sales fell 14% year-over-year in February 2020, driven by a massive contraction in China.

The research firm points out that sales of smartphones in China fell 22% annually in the first quarter of the year as COVID-19 gripped the country. Moreover, smartphone sales forecasts for the full year appear to be grim, as IDC expects shipments to fall by 2.3%. Amid these gloomy smartphone numbers, the Indian market did well, and Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) benefitted handsomely over there in Q1. The bad news: Apple’s India momentum could snap soon.

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India smartphone sales hold steady despite the coronavirus

According to Counterpoint Research, smartphone shipments in India grew 4% year-over-year to 31 million units during the first quarter of 2020. The first two months of the year witnessed impressive shipment growth on the back of new devices and aggressive promotional activity before COVID-19-related shutdowns caused a 19% slide in March.

The Indian government imposed a nationwide lockdown on March 24 to contain the spread of COVID-19, bringing all economic activity to a halt. Sales of non-essential items such as smartphones were stopped as shops were shut and e-commerce operators were only allowed to deliver essential goods. As the lockdown continues through April — it has now been extended until May 17 — India’s smartphone market is likely to lose more steam.

But if we look beyond the near-term disruptions caused by the pandemic, India’s smartphone market did well in the first quarter of the year compared to the global numbers. Apple was one of the key beneficiaries of India’s smartphone growth in the first quarter, clocking an impressive annual jump of 78% in shipments, according to Counterpoint’s estimates.

What’s more, the company dominated the premium smartphone space in India (devices priced at 45,000 Indian rupees, or roughly $600) with a 55% market share. However, the surge Apple enjoyed in India last quarter may not last for long.

Apple’s latest surge in India isn’t sustainable

The Indian smartphone space is bound to take a hit in the coming months thanks to the lockdown, which is one of the biggest reasons why Apple’s sales could fall off a cliff over there. Millions of jobs are reportedly on the line in India as the government keeps the economy nearly shut to contain the spread.

For instance, the Indian textile industry is staring at job losses of nearly 10 million if there is no government intervention. The auto industry is already mired in deep uncertainty as sales have plunged. So spending on discretionary items like expensive iPhones may be the last thing on consumers’ minds in India.

Moreover, Apple seems to have made a few bad choices as far as its iPhone line-up is concerned. First, it priced the all-new iPhone SE at a hefty premium instead of the $399 international price and discontinued the iPhone 8 in the Indian market.

What’s worth noting is that the iPhone 8 was being sold for around 39,000 rupees (roughly $520) before it went off of the market. The new iPhone SE has been launched at around $560 in India, which doesn’t make much sense considering the newly launched device is essentially an updated iPhone 8 at heart.

So Apple has raised the entry barrier for Indian consumers looking to get into the iPhone ecosystem, which may not have been the right thing to do in the current scenario.

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Best 5 iPhone NightMode photos to be featured at Apple Newroom


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Apple is asking iPhone owners to send in their very best Night Mode photographs so the best 5 iPhone NightMode photos to be featured at Apple Newroom. Night Mode is a feature that was introduced on the new iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max range at the Apple launch event in September.

Any photos you want to submit can be shared with Apple through their social media platforms or via email. They must be in by January 29, 2020.

Apple offers you the opportunity to profit using your phone through this amazing photography challenge or competition.

The company is promoting this competition to feature the best Night Mode photographs taken on their new flagship models iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Maxes. Submissions will be accepted beginning at 12:01 a.m. PST on January 8, 2020, and will end at 11:59 p.m. PST on January 29, 2020. Essentially, the challenge is on as we publish this, and photographs must be submitted by no later than January 29. Entries can be shared on Instagram or Twitter, under the hashtags “#ShotoniPhone” and “#NightmodeChallenge,” or on Weibo.

Photographers ought to specify which iPhone they used to take the picture in the description/ post. Photographs can also be submitted through email to preserve quality, Apple said. They firmly believe that photographers ought to be rewarded for their work, nice of them, and consequently, they will pay the corresponding license fee to the five photographers who win the contest. However, they didn’t stipulate how much photographers would actually be compensated or paid for.

Night mode is a popular feature that was introduced on the new range of iPhones made public in September, the iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max. The feature, which naturally enhances the photograph quality in low light conditions, does its magic automatically.

Photographers can choose to submit photos unedited, altered in the Photos app, or edited in 3rd party apps or programs. So photoshop lovers will get a kick out of this. They just have to be taken on the iPhone 11 range of models mentioned above.

For this, Apple has put together a great judging panel and got onboard some very respectable judges that will evaluate and choose the five winning photographs, which will be announced on March 4. Some of the judges are Jon McCormack, whose work has featured in TIME and UNESCO, Malin Fezehai, who has shot for the New York Times, and acclaimed Apple executive Phil Schiller, among others.

The winning photographs will feature on Apple Newsroom, Apple’s website as well as on Apple’s Instagram account. The photos could also be used as part of any Apple digital campaigns, at Apple Stores, advertising billboards, and/or in third-party photo exhibitions. Essentially, a lot of exposure!!

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iPhone 11 Design, Size, Leaks, Apple’s 2019 Flagship Phone


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New Video Show Apple 11 Design

Apple is expected to launch a new range of flagship iPhones in September. There have been many rumours and mock-up designs but things have got a little bit more real thanks to a video that appears to show the rumored iPhone 11 design along with the iPhone 11 Max and iPhone 11 R range.

In this video from Mobile Fun, you can see what appear to be real-life dummy units of the three phones which have been acquired from a Chinese source testing cases for the upcoming range of Olixar iPhone 11 cases. This source claims the iPhone 11 design mockups are correct in terms of physical size, port orientation and screen size.

Apple is likely to do final refinements and you can bet that they have kept the final small details secret and away from view so things are likely to change slightly. However, the overall iPhone 11 design is unlikely to change dramatically so close to release date. These leaked designs fall in line with a number of previous rumours which point to a largely similar design with the only major change being a bigger camera block on the rear of the new iPhones.

The iPhone 11 will almost certainly pack an A13 CPU but exactly how capable or fast that processor will be, no one quite knows. You can (should) expect a healthy boost over the A12 of the iPhone XS. Given that the A12 remains one of the most capable mobile chips on the market, we’re expecting the iPhone 11 to absolutely fly. Rumours have it that the iPhone will pack 4GB of RAM, just like the iPhone XS. We just hope the can up that to 8GB RAM and help justify the likely extortionate price they will be asking for any of these headsets.

 

Size

According to Mobile Fun, the screen sizes and dimensions of the new iPhones are exactly the same as the current iPhone X, XS and XR series of handsets.

– The iPhone 11 will have a 5.8-inch display and measure 143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7mm, with the addition of an additional rear camera, making a total of three cameras.
– The iPhone 11 Max is set to be the largest of the three, with a 6.5-inch screen and 157.5 x 77.4 x 7.7mm size and it is also expected to get a third rear camera
– The iPhone 11R would sit in between its siblings in terms of size, with a 6.1-inch display and dimensions of 150.9 x 75.7 x 8.3mm. It is also expected to get an additional rear camera, going from the single rear camera on the iPhone XR to a dual-camera setup on the new iPhone.

But treat this with a pinch of salt as these are still rumours and things could well turn out to be different as Apple is yet to reveal any details on new devices, and we’re still over two months away from any potential launch. Plenty of time for surprises, new designs and new leaks.

We can’t wait to see how to fairs against the recently released Samsung Galaxy S10+ and Hauwei P30 Pro, both being quite impressive headsets with a huge range of features that will make it hard for Apple to compete against.



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iPhone X vs iPhone XR: Is it worth buying an iPhone X after the price drop? | It’s a Gadget


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Apple has recently started to sell refurbished iPhone X’s for $769 which is a very similar price to the new iPhone XR. Even though the iPhone XR comes with many updated features, it is logical for many users to go for the OLED display equipped iPhone X which is also better looking than the XR counterpart in many ways.

Design

In terms of design, the iPhone X is better in every way compared to the iPhone XR.

The thick bezels around the XR can be eyesore for many iPhone users. On the other hand, the users will not really notice the difference if there is no other version of iPhones to compare. Both of the iPhones do not have any home buttons at the front, which have been replaced with gesture based navigation and both are also protected against water and dust with an IP67 rating.

In terms of size, the iPhone XR is slightly bigger than the iPhone X. If you prefer a one handed device, iPhone X should be your definite choice out of the two.

Specifications

If we’re talking specs, both iPhone X and iPhone XR have their pros and cons.

IPhone XR is far ahead when you look at their processors, but the lack of a camera at the back can be noticeable if you are already used to the 2x zoom lens at the back of your phones. The A12 chip in the iPhone XR is not that faster than the A11 chip inside the iPhone X, but the difference is clearer when it comes to energy efficiency and image processing from the camera. Hence, if you expect more screen on time from your phone, iPhone XR is the best iPhone you can own.

Display

When it comes to the display, this iPhone X vs iPhone XR battle gets very one sided. Even though the LCD display of the iPhone XR is good enough with its lower (1792×828) resolution, the higher contrast and resolution (1792×828) of the OLED panel of the iPhone X blows it out of the water. The display of the iPhone XR does not feel too bad if you do not have the iPhone X to compare it with.

Camera

Camera is one of the main difference in this iPhone X vs iPhone XR battle .

Even though the iPhone X is blessed with two cameras at the back, the camera in the iPhone XR has the A12 processor along with an upgraded sensor to deliver higher quality images. Even though you can use depth control in your pictures using the single camera of the iPhone XR, it lacks the capacity to do the same if the subject of the picture is not a human. If you prefer a 2x lens at the back of your phone at the cost of the updated sensor and processor, you can go for the iPhone X.

Other features

In terms of other features, you are also going to miss the 3D touch in the new iPhone XR which adds to the ease of use and navigation in the iPhone X. In most of the cases, 3D touch has been replaced with long press in the iPhone XR. You should also be ready to use both of your hands if you go for the iPhone X since it is very difficult to use the XR using only one hand.

Verdict

With similar price tags, if you want one winner in this iPhone X vs iPhone XR battle, you will have to pick your features. The iPhone X comes with a last gen processor and a premium look, but the iPhone XR offers a variety of colors and the latest processor also used in the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max. If you have been following closely, all of the features mentioned in this article has picked specific winners, so the winner of iPhone X vs iPhone XR battle is up to your choice of features. At this price point, you cannot really go wrong with any of the choices.

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iPhone X vs iPhone XR: Is the iPhone X Worth it After the Price Drop?

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iPhone X vs iPhone XR: Is the iPhone X Worth it After the Price Drop?

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The refurbished iPhone X has just been added to the Apple stores at a competitive price of around $770, which makes it a good candidate against the iPhone XR at a similar price range. Which is one for you?

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Best 5 iPhone NightMode photos to be featured at Apple Newroom


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Apple is asking iPhone owners to send in their very best Night Mode photographs so the best 5 iPhone NightMode photos to be featured at Apple Newroom. Night Mode is a feature that was introduced on the new iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max range at the Apple launch event in September.

Any photos you want to submit can be shared with Apple through their social media platforms or via email. They must be in by January 29, 2020.

Apple offers you the opportunity to profit using your phone through this amazing photography challenge or competition.

The company is promoting this competition to feature the best Night Mode photographs taken on their new flagship models iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Maxes. Submissions will be accepted beginning at 12:01 a.m. PST on January 8, 2020, and will end at 11:59 p.m. PST on January 29, 2020. Essentially, the challenge is on as we publish this, and photographs must be submitted by no later than January 29. Entries can be shared on Instagram or Twitter, under the hashtags “#ShotoniPhone” and “#NightmodeChallenge,” or on Weibo.

Photographers ought to specify which iPhone they used to take the picture in the description/ post. Photographs can also be submitted through email to preserve quality, Apple said. They firmly believe that photographers ought to be rewarded for their work, nice of them, and consequently, they will pay the corresponding license fee to the five photographers who win the contest. However, they didn’t stipulate how much photographers would actually be compensated or paid for.

Night mode is a popular feature that was introduced on the new range of iPhones made public in September, the iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max. The feature, which naturally enhances the photograph quality in low light conditions, does its magic automatically.

Photographers can choose to submit photos unedited, altered in the Photos app, or edited in 3rd party apps or programs. So photoshop lovers will get a kick out of this. They just have to be taken on the iPhone 11 range of models mentioned above.

For this, Apple has put together a great judging panel and got onboard some very respectable judges that will evaluate and choose the five winning photographs, which will be announced on March 4. Some of the judges are Jon McCormack, whose work has featured in TIME and UNESCO, Malin Fezehai, who has shot for the New York Times, and acclaimed Apple executive Phil Schiller, among others.

The winning photographs will feature on Apple Newsroom, Apple’s website as well as on Apple’s Instagram account. The photos could also be used as part of any Apple digital campaigns, at Apple Stores, advertising billboards, and/or in third-party photo exhibitions. Essentially, a lot of exposure!!

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